• Fruit and Vegetable Conference set for Jan. 7-8

     The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • COLUMN: Clean up old tobacco beds for next spring's crop

     The 2012 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is well underway and receiving stations have opened. But as we wind down this season, now is the time to start planning for next year. LaRue county farmers need to prepare to manage diseases in the 2013 burley crop.

    Black Shank was not a big disease problem this year but there's no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate when dealing with diseases like black shank and target spot.

  • 4-H Calendar Dec. 12, 2012

     Poultry Club and Explorers

    The 4-H Poultry Club and the 4-H Explorers Club will meet together 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.


    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Dec. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  New members are welcome to attend.


    Rabbit Club

  • PHOTO: Joe Dohn's buck

     Joe Dohn of Hodgenville harvested this eight-point, 190-pounds buck on a LaRue County farm.

  • PHOTO: Calvin Dohn harvests buck

     Calvin Dohn, son of Glenda and Joe Dohn, took this 10-point, 150-pounds buck on his Papaw Pearman’s farm in Hodgenville.

  • FARM CALENDAR - Dec. 5, 2012

     Beef Producers meet

  • 4-H CALENDAR - DEC. 5, 2012

     Shooting Sports Club practices, meets

  • PHOTO: Jared Stillwell's buck

    Jared Stillwell, Hodgenville, harvested this 9-point buck Nov. 17 during the modern firearm season. He is the son of Jason Stillwell and Lauren Stillwell.

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 28

     Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will have practice and a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the New Haven Gun Club.


    Kids Choice

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club will meet 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Extension Office.


    Livestock Club

     The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m.  Dec. 10 at the Extension Office.



  • COLUMN: Beef producers need good records

     Improved prices will usually add to profitability, but for some beef producers, a more important thing would be to start keeping records.

    While it is important to keep good farm records, it is also vital to occasionally have a timely analysis of them. Producers can then identify areas of needed improvements in their beef operation.